Program Details

What will volunteers do? In the mornings, volunteers will execute an English immersion summer camp for three hours each weekday morning in a rural community outside of town. Campers will be members of Project Esperanza’s grassroots school, who are primari
Location:
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
Dates: Week 1: Sat, June 23rd to Sat, June 30th Week 2: Sat, June 30th to Sat, July 7th Week 3: Sat, July 7th to Sat, July 14th Week 4: Sat, July 14th to Sat, July 21st Week 5: Sat, July 21st to Sat, July 28th Week 6: Sat, July 28th to Sat, August 4th

What will volunteers do? In the mornings, volunteers will execute an English immersion summer camp for three hours each weekday morning in a rural community outside of town. Campers will be members of Project Esperanza’s grassroots school, who are primarily Haitian immigrant children ages 3 to 16. In the afternoons, volunteers will work with community members to construct human compost toilets and create container gardens for each of the 173 households. On the weekends volunteers will visit other Project Esperanza sites and have time for the beach, 27 waterfalls, and other recreational activities.

Setting Description:
Where will voluteers stay? In a safe and comfortable building about 30 ft. from the batey community and school. Meals will be cooked for volunteers at the building. Volunteers should be prepared to stay in bunks with a shared bathroom that does not have hot water.
Cost:
Costs: The trip fees are as follows: 1 week - $250 2 weeks - $480 3 weeks - $690 4 weeks - $880 5 weeks - $1,050 6 weeks - $1,200

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